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Immigration Policy According to a Harvard Labor Economist

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  • gregory majercik
    The day I met George Borjas, cloistered in his office at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard while graduate students from Russia, India, China
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 19, 2007
      The day I met George Borjas,
      cloistered in his office at the John F. Kennedy School
      of Government at Harvard while
      graduate students from Russia, India, China and maybe
      Mexico mingled in the school
      cafe, sipping coffee and chattering away in all their
      tongues, the United States Senate was
      hotly debating what to do about the country’s
      immigration policy. Borjas professed to be
      unfazed by the goings-on in Washington. A soft-spoken
      man, he stressed repeatedly that
      his concern was not to make policy but to derive the
      truth. To Borjas, a Cuban immigrant
      and the pre-eminent scholar in his field, the truth is
      pretty obvious: immigrants hurt the
      economic prospects of the Americans they compete with.
      And now that the biggest
      contingent of immigrants are poorly educated Mexicans,
      they hurt poorer Americans,
      especially African-Americans, the most.



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